News has hit that the local release of Titanfall has been cancelled. Electronic Arts South Africa has released a brief statement via Facebook saying that after consideration, and due to the lack of Microsoft Azure servers (which host Titanfall in other territories), they’ve taken the decision not to release Titanfall locally.
“After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we found that the performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience, so we have decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time.
We understand this is a disappointment for local fans and will keep fans posted on any future plans regarding the release of Titanfall in South Africa.”
Considering many local gamers participated in the game’s beta and came out saying that despite high pings the game was still entirely playable, this decision is shocking. The game has since been removed from the South African EA Origin shop, and it’s likely online retailers will soon be contacting those who pre-ordered already.